The Winkler Flyers ran their preseason winning streak to four games with a 4-2 win in Selkirk on Sunday night. Nick Labossiere scored two goals, while Dasan Sydora got the win in net as the Flyers finished their stretch of three games in three days in style.
After taking both games against Steinbach on Friday and Satuday, the Flyers traveled to Selkirk for the first of two games against the Steelers.
With a larger number of veteran players in the line up for both teams, Cam Whyte tipped in a Zak Hicks point shot with 6:29 left in the first to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead. Josh Cook also picked up an assist.
The Steelers drew even in the opening minute of the second period and took a 2-1 lead, 11:20 into the middle frame. Just 54 seconds later, Nick Labossiere swung in front of the net and picked the top corner, tying the game at two. The two teams skated into the second intermission tied 2-2.
Winkler would go ahead for good midway through the third period when Labossiere tapped in his second of the game at the 10:17 mark, putting the Flyers up 3-2. Zak Hicks and Brandon Bartley assisted.
Selkirk pulled their goalie in the final minutes and Josh Cook was able to catch up to a loose puck and find the back of the net, giving the Flyers some insurance and a two goal advantage.
Dasan Sydora made 21 stops in his Flyers debut as Winkler outshot the Steelers 33-23.
The Flyers will look to improve on their 4-1 preseason record when they host Selkirk on Tuesday, September 9th in their next home game. Winkler will have one more home and home preseason series with the Neepawa Natives on the weekend, before hosting the Steinbach Pistons in their regular season home opener on Friday, September 19th.
Puck drop on Tuesday night for the Flyers and Steelers is 7:30pm at the Winkler Recreation Complex.
As of Sunday, the Flyers had 32 players left in camp.